Graphic novel chronicles a time gone by at Newport's 'Gilmore by the Sea' hotel
The writing on the wall said it all: "The only flophouse with an ocean view and a waiting list."
In the spring of 1979, Ed Cameron made it on that list – and not long after off -- and into a coveted room on the third floor with an I-can-see-for-miles-view of ocean and sky.
"Being in the Gilmore Hotel, I realized this was a unique story and a unique culture," recalls Cameron, 80. "It was sort of like I had arrived home from having left San Francisco, and discovered a little San Francisco. At some point I began jotting notes ..." [Read Entire Article]
Thirty-two years later, those notes have coalesced into "Gilmore by the Sea," a graphic novel with short stories based loosely on his experiences in the three-story hotel now known far and wide as the Sylvia Beach Hotel.